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Forest Fires Extinguished in Moscow Region

All forest fires in the Moscow region were extinguished by Monday, although firefighters were still combating three peat bog fires that covered about one hectare, Itar-Tass reported, citing the local branch of the Emergency Situations Ministry.

The total area where wildfires, including forest and peat bog fires, were burning countrywide shrank by 1,200 hectares to 5,200 hectares by early Monday, RIA-Novosti said, citing ministry data.

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